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AONBs are dynamic, living landscapes that underpin the economy and the health and wellbeing of the UK. They are outstanding landscapes which provide a range of benefits for both people and wildlife.
The listings below include practical examples of what the AONB Partnerships and Conservation Boards are doing to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to take advantage of everything AONBs have to offer, whilst also learning how to enjoy and look after them.

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Lincolnshire Wolds AONB - In partnership with Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, the Life on the Verge Project has developed a network of volunteers in surveying roadside verges and the Meadow Network to create links and stepping stones of wildflower meadows, community projects, holding events and training days.
Arnside & Silverdale AONB - has been running a successful volunteer programme for over 25 years, during which time the range of volunteer tasks has expanded from conservation work parties to include delivering newsletters, updating the website and species monitoring.
Mendip Hills AONB - The project was designed to raise awareness of the wildlife and archaeological value of the Black Down and Burrington Commons through activities, events and training.
Chilterns Conservation Board - The Conservation Board fought long and hard to try and persuade the Government not to route the High Speed 2 Railway through the widest part of the Chilterns AONB.
High Weald AONB Partnership - Recognising the pressure on fields in the High Weald for development, food, energy production and leisure use, the High Weald AONB Partnership and Historic England co-funded the project designed to help identify and conserve the area’s most historically-significant fields.
East Devon AONB Partnership - East Devon Farmers Group was established in 2016 to help guide a 5 year farm facilitation programme in the heart of East Devon AONB.
Mendip Hills AONB - The Mendip Rocks! Festival is an annual event that brings to life the fascinating rocks that have created the Mendip Hills. A wide range of events reveal the ancient stories that have shaped a unique and very special landscape.
Shropshire Hills AONB Partnership - The AONB Partnership facilitates the Shropshire Hills Destination Partnership, working closely with Shropshire Hills Tourism, the recognised Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for the area.
Shropshire Hills AONB - The project aimed to tell the story of lead and barytes mining in the Scheme area. This was done through conservation and enhancement work at key sites, integrated with improvements to site access and interpretation.
Gower Landscape Partnership - The project provided ten one-day photography workshops for groups of up to 12 participants in 2016-17. These participants were based with organisations from the Swansea Bay region who would not normally have the opportunity to visit Gower.